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16 Fun Facts About Me…
I used to collect and restore vintage motor scooters (1966 Vespa 90 Super Sprint featured in my photo which I still own).
Growing up in Georgia, my mom had a darkroom; I built my very own just after college.
I met my wife, Amy, at Urban Outfitters in Boston, where we were both managers. Our anniversary is July 6th - 17 years this summer!
Amy and I have two kids, Chelsea and Lincoln (12 and 10) - they amaze us almost every day 😜
We recently acquired, Cooper the Golden Doodle, our first family dog.
My favorite color is blue...surprise-surprise, if the scooter wasn’t a hint.
I’m obsessed with sunsets and silhouettes.
I have two twin brothers who are both musicians and who have their own recording studios.
My drug of choice is tennis - okay, technically it’s a sport, but you feel me?
My favorite athlete is Roger Federer the 🐐!
My favorite spectator sport is basketball thanks to our in house b-ball boy.
I’m certified in nutrition and have a business degree from the other BU (not Baylor U. but Boston University).
Growing up I was obsessed with Speed Racer and wanted to be a race car driver. That is until I became obsessed with architecture. To this day I’m still drawn to architecture and often work it into my clients’ images.
I’ve been voted Best Wedding Photographer by the people/my clients, twice and was runner up twice prior to moving to Austin.
I feel that the client experience is just as important as the images delivered.
I do my best to remember and recall everyone’s name in the wedding party - your closest and dearest friends.
I LOVE DOCUMENTING WEDDINGS!
What my clients are saying . . .
Megan & Matt
“Choosing Michael J Charles as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! He is such a charismatic, warm, inviting person that we knew from the minute we met him that he was who we wanted to photograph our wedding. From the time we met him, and through our wedding, Michael took the time to get to know us as a couple. He made us both feel so comfortable when the wedding jitters were there on our wedding day. He went above and beyond what you would expect a photographer to do. From helping me put on my wedding veil, to learning the names and personalities of our family members, to knowing the ins and out of our church and wedding venue, Michael J Charles was a professional on every level. Additionally, and most importantly, we cannot say enough great things about how our photos came out. His shots are artistic, creative and classic. His attention to detail is unmatched. He never took a photo if anything looked out of place, and went above and beyond to make sure that each shot was right. Michael’s hard work did not stop after the wedding. Within weeks, we received our photos and a draft of our album. We have gotten more compliments on the photos we have in our house and our wedding album! We loved his style and trusted him through every moment of the day on our wedding day! We cannot say enough great things about him!!”
LIZ & KENNY
“Michael was probably my most helpful vendor during this entire process. We met with him so early in our process that he was able to give us advice on other vendors to use! Michael's pictures speak for themselves; they are gorgeous and sharp! He has such an eye for capturing beautiful moments. We loved our engagement photos and we are so excited to see our wedding photos as well! During our wedding day, Michael was such a calming presence for me. He was with us from the very start of the day to the very end, and it was awesome to have someone fun and patient to be with us on such an important day in our lives. Thank you, Michael!”
Britney & Fred
“I would give Michael 10 stars if possible! He is an incredible photographer, able to capture the story and essence of the most beautiful day of my life. His photographs are unique and he has a great eye for fun shots, especially in new locations. I was blown away by my wedding photos and also the arrangement of my wedding album. Michael's photos made me look/feel like the princess I always wanted to be on my wedding day. Thank you, Michael! Austin is lucky to have you.”